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How well do you know Magnus Carlsen?

How well do you really know the world's greatest chess player? Can you get all the answers right? Take our quiz now and test your knowledge! The correct answers are listed at the bottom.

Question 1

What is Magnus Carlsen´s full name?
a) Magnus Junior Carlsen
b) Magnus Henrik Carlsen
c) Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen
d) Magnus Olav Carlsen

Question 2

You have probably heard that Magnus comes from Lommedalen in Bærum. But where was he born?
a) Oslo
b) Tønsberg
c) Drammen
d) Bergen

Question 3

How old was Magnus when he became a Grandmaster? And where did this happen?
a) 12 years and 7 months, in New York
b) 15 years and 2 months, in New Dehli
c) 14 years and 8 months, in London
d) 13 years and 4 months, in Dubai

Question 4

Which of the following quotes belongs to Magnus?
a) “Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it is ok to lose. I don’t. You have to be merciless.”
b) “Nobody ever won a chess game by resigning.”
c) “Those who say they understand chess, understand nothing.”
d) “I don’t believe in psychology. I believe in good moves.”

Question 5

What is Magnus’ longest unbeaten streak with classical time control?
a) 24 games
b) 102 games
c) 68 games
d) 76 games

Question 6

Which of these combinations belongs to Magnus?

a) Black to move: 1...Bg1 2.Kxg1 Rh2+ 3.Kxh2 Qf2+ 4.Rg2 Rh8#
6a---blog-post

b) White to move: 1.Rh5 Qxd7 2.Ng5+ Kh8 3.Rxh6#
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c) White to move: 1.Qh7+ Kxh7 2. Rgxg7+ Kh8 3.Rh7+ Kg8 4.Reg78#
6c---blog-post

d) White to move: 1.Qh6 Kxh62.Rh8#
6d---blog-post

For the correct answers, scroll down.

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Question 1 - c) Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen
Question 2 - b) Tønsberg
Question 3 - d) 13 years and 4 months. In Dubai
Question 4 - a) Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it is ok to lose. I don’t. You have to be merciless.
Question 5 - c) 68 games
Question 6 - d) White to move: 1.Qh6 Kxh62.Rh8#

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